The First Ever Pool Coaching Simulator

fastone371

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Even when you actually do make a real product you will get the same negative response from a lot of these clowns. They are miserable people with miserable lives. They have no idea what hard work is.

The others are very positive and worth getting their feedback.

Nothing wrong with ideas.

But also, execute. Ideas are great but they are cheap. Make prototypes.
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sjm

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As off the wall as this thread is, the premise may be well grounded.

An AI coach that possesses each of the

a) defensive and tactical knowledge of an Efren, Varner, Pagulayan or Filler
b) pattern play mastery of a Gorst, Souquet, Appleton or Rempe,
c) aggressiveness of a Sigel, Shaw or Kaci,
d) comprehension of the break that SVB has,

is probably not that many years away. AI computers can learn to teach themselves and, within 25 years, can and will know pool from soup to nuts. AI coaches will even have the "people skills" and "motivational skills."

What shape the continued evolution of AI takes is to be determined, but there's no denying that many things that seem unimaginable today will be mainstream one day.
 

justnum

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It’s not easy, it’s much more complicated than Chess to program, by a factor of well over a million.

The number of discrete positions any ball on the table can hold is practically infinite and is vastly simplified by the human brain when we look at it.

Driving AI is still in its infancy even with teams of people working on it as full time jobs - turns out our drive to and from work every day actually involves our brains doing insane calculus in the background, even if we never learned formal calculus. And, driving has no where near the precision of pool.

The next challenge is what will the program output? A human can do nothing with “strike the cue ball 2.5mm right and 1.7mm above center ball at 5.1m/s with an acceleration of 0.4m/s2”

For beginners the program goes:

AI Coach Activate
Coach describes situations in proper terms, most players do not know or hear or read.
Player has to select which situation it matches.
Then coach suggests standard tip.

Scenario like coach I can make the 7 but I need to draw for position. Can I draw on a slight cut shot?

AI coach says: The statistics say a cut shot ....

Player plays shot. AI coach asks what happen.

Player says I tried to draw but it followed. Your advice is no good.

AI coach says beep beep beep...

In esports games they have automated AI commentary.
 

Banger

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AI computers can learn to teach themselves and, within 25 years, can and will know pool from soup to nuts. AI coaches will even have the "people skills" and "motivational skills."
25 years from now, people won't even be playing pool. Robots will, and the AI will be built into them. So there won't be any need for coaches.

 

justnum

Billiards Improvement Research Projects Associate
Silver Member
Coaching software is easy to modify into a billiard hall management AI.

Table management, tournament, league and business are systems in use at poolrooms. Easy to program, it is already programmed.

A basic AI could handle most of the tasks verbally, leaving staff to focus on hospitality instead of technology.

If you want today's generation hanging out, they need access to USB charging and WIFI.

To take full advantage of the AI you'd need to offer digital offerings through an app that are used in the pool room. Like they spend digital money and get a QR code, this way no cash is at risk in the room.

Room owners could sell custom training programs through the AI to help players maximize their table time and increase their practice time.

The AI also gives players a chance to track their own table statistics.

The pool AI ecosystem.
 
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